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Blog Posts by Sohan Ahmed
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Train Tip
Apr 28 2016 (12:01)   22511/Mumbai LTT - Kamakhya Karmabhoomi Express (PT)

Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Entry# 1823837            Tags   Past Edits
Train takes the Howrah Barddhaman Main line route due to congestion in the Chord by Mumbai Mail and Darjeeling Mail, which it follows closely upto Malda Town with Padatik Express just behind. After New Bongaigaon Karmabhoomi Express takes the route via Goalpara Town - Dudhnoi and not Rangiya as mentioned in the time table..

Jul 28 2016 (22:34)
SujatoSG30   14 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1823837-1            Tags   Past Edits
Then I am not going to take it when i visit APDJ next time. Thanks.
Train Tip
Mar 07 2015 (22:00)   56641/Madgaon - Mangaluru Central Passenger

Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Entry# 1389481            Tags   Past Edits
The Mangalore Madgaon Passenger, even if delayed by an hour till Gokarna Road, manages to reach Madgaon by 13:00.. Down train usually runs 40-45mins late..
Onboard licensed vendors sell tea, coffee, samosa, dosa, idli, sandwiches, vada pav, lassi, mineral water, cold drinks and chips.. Prices are quite reasonable.. Lassi comes for Rs 15, Sandwich for Rs 20 each and 2 vada pavs for Rs 20.. Though primarily tomato with mayonnaise, the sandwich is good.. Vada pav is just okay to beat hunger.. Chips are sold at a higher rate than MRP..

Apr 25 2016 (01:23)
Trip to Nani Ghar aka Barauni^~   30246 blog posts   22623 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1389481-1            Tags   Past Edits
very useful thanks for sharing :)

May 23 2016 (10:26)
kiranabc07   86 blog posts   34 correct pred (52% accurate)
Re# 1389481-2            Tags   Past Edits
I have travelled couple of times on may 2016 month.No breakfast nothing.Only vadapav and samosa available that too at little quantity for ₹25 and tea coffee available and lays,kurkure and local chips packets available and cold drink available.I suffered a lot reading this tip.Got up early in the morning at 5 am to board at Maq to Karwar.I was expecting breakfast,but nothing sufferd hunger till Karwar and directly had lunch.Please take it serious and carry your own food.No food available in stations too.
General Travel
May 20 2016 (17:31)   16202/Shivamogga Town - KSR Bengaluru InterCity Express

Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Entry# 1856135            Tags   Past Edits
Train runs with a LHB rake as spotted on 18/5/2016. Half of them the red GS coaches the other half blue Chair Car coaches with a Shatabdi CC.
Train Tip
Feb 26 2015 (20:34)   16523/KSR Bengaluru City - Karwar Express [via Mysuru]

Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Entry# 1380819            Tags   Past Edits
Train awesomely maintained with 2014 coaches.. Slow but by early morning rise gives you a splendid experience of the Western Ghats in the dark/semi dark..
Runs empty after Mangalore Central..

Feb 27 2015 (10:17)
TheRailChannel on YouTube   290 blog posts   5 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1380819-1            Tags   Past Edits
This train along with RC is the pride of SWR in terms of maintenance.

Apr 26 2016 (18:36)
Prometh Suresh   111 blog posts   182 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1380819-2            Tags   Past Edits
are their charging points available near the berths?

Apr 28 2016 (12:03)
Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Re# 1380819-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes in almost all coaches

May 08 2016 (13:53)
Prometh Suresh   111 blog posts   182 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1380819-4            Tags   Past Edits
it was not available in s3 coach
Train Tip
Apr 30 2016 (21:02)   12346/Saraighat Express (PT)

Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Entry# 1827349            Tags   Past Edits
For people travelling from NCB or NOQ to HWH, the quota for these stations gets exhausted too soon.. Changing the boarding point to NBQ and paying 50 extra rupees can often fetch you confirmed seats as there are ample number of seats from the stations in Assam..
Train Tip
Feb 27 2015 (15:09)   12273/Howrah - New Delhi Duronto Express

Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Entry# 1381540            Tags   Past Edits
Has an awesome and aggressive run especially between HWH MGS.. Substantial delays in the ALD TDL section in both way journeys section normal..If you have to take a connecting train from NDLS, it is advisable you take a train after 8:30.. Food quality not upto the mark, and one irritating issue is that the pantry guys sort out the food onto trays sitting just under the basin, at the door which is not appreciable..

Jul 13 2015 (00:54)
भूत हूँ मैं~   3314 blog posts   3077 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1381540-1            Tags   Past Edits
Planning to book in DEE-BDTS Garib Rath that departs DEE @ 9:20 AM. Should I trust this connectivity?

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Train Tip
Mar 11 2015 (01:36)   12024/Patna - Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express

Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Entry# 1392927            Tags   Past Edits
Up train gets delayed by several hours in the winter season.. Better to keep the Howrah Patna option in other trains during the fog seasons.. Down train comes on time, even if delayed due to fog reaches by 15:30 or so.. Food items available are quite good - however biryani is okay to satisfy hunger.. Has a fabulous run if unaffected by fog..
Train Tip
Mar 03 2015 (11:16)   18048/Amaravati Express

Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Entry# 1384895            Tags   Past Edits
The train from Vasco to Howrah provides awesome treat to the eyes on the first day, all the way from Vasco to Guntakal, the second day too is awesome all along the Eastern Ghats, but this train is a good option till KGP.. For passengers bound to Howrah this train is quite inconvenient as it usually doesnt reach before 22:45 or so (usually 20 to 25 mins late).. For railfanning and photography of natural scenery this is one of the best options with two full days to spend..
Train Tip
Feb 27 2015 (15:13)   22388/Black Diamond Express

Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Entry# 1381546            Tags   Past Edits
Once the father of non superfasts, now a beginner level SF, this train has an awesome run between stations and you can really enjoy the repeated acceleration and decceleration.. However screaming vendors in 2S is a nuisance often.. Runs well, maybe a few minutes late if not bang on time in most cases.. Don't expect to get vacant seats in stations enroute..
Feb 27 2015 (01:52)  

Sohan Ahmed   16 blog posts
Entry# 1381006            Tags   Past Edits
12357 Kolkata Amritsar Durgiana Superfast Express with 22311 HWH WAP4

Feb 27 2015 (07:40)
PKV*^~   19082 blog posts   72 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 1381006-1            Tags   Past Edits
Sohan, a warm welcome to the IRI fraternity. I am sanguine your contributions by way of photographs and posts will add value to IRI in the days to come.
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